September-October 2016

From Diet to Discipline: The Power of Yoga

August 26, 2016 Cara Anselmo

Thought to have originated 5,000 years ago in India, yoga is a discipline with physical, mental and spiritual components. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit yuj, which means to yoke, join or bring together.

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The Path to Purer Juice?

April 27, 2016 Cara Anselmo

Product Reviewed: Omega 8006 Juicer While I enjoy an occasional carrot-ginger-orange juice from my local health food store, I’ve never tried making my own. Smoothies? Yes. But cold-pressed, pulp-free, fresh vegetable or fruit juice? Not

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Simple and Spicy Chickpea Soup

January 8, 2016 Cara Anselmo

This soup is incredibly simple to make and, when paired with a green salad, it’s a perfect lunch or light dinner. If you prefer a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper! Chickpea Soup

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Over the Moon about Mezzalunas

December 5, 2015 Cara Anselmo

Product Reviewed: JK Adams Herb Chopper and Bowl When the New York Times featured an article on chopped salads, I knew the craze had hit the city hard. From chain shops to corner delis, salads

Fitness couple winter morning exercise at snowy mountain.
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6 Tips for Staying Active on Cold Days

February 16, 2015 Cara Anselmo

I live in New York City — not the coldest of the cold, but not always the most pleasant climate for winter outdoor activities. My friends in Minneapolis, Anchorage, Chicago, and Buffalo: I applaud you

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5 Myths About Nutrition and Breast Cancer

April 29, 2014 Cara Anselmo

In my work in oncology nutrition, I’ve heard these five statements from both patients and healthcare providers alike. Following are brief explanations to help clarify what’s sensible and evidence-based, versus what’s unfounded. 1. “Women who

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BPAs in Canned Food: Cause for Concern?

January 14, 2014 Cara Anselmo

BPA, or bisphenol A, is a chemical used in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins that has come under scrutiny for potential harmful health effects. Developed as a synthetic estrogen in the 1890s and granted GRAS

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What is a Yoga Diet?

May 22, 2013 Cara Anselmo

As both a yoga teacher and nutritionist, I’m often asked what the best diet for yoga is. While I don’t believe there is a definitive, “one-and-only-one” yogic diet (in the same way there is no

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What We Know about Soy and Cancer

April 17, 2013 Cara Anselmo

Whether the conversation is about cancer or vegan diets or just plain tastiness, everyone has something to say about soy. There’s a lot of misinformation out there — perhaps from well-meaning sources, but potentially troublesome